time machine

  1. Z

    will the backup continue?

    When TM begins to backup for the first time and i stop it for some reason, will it continue from there it stopped or will it start over again? Im asking only about the first time it begins to backup!
  2. P

    Time Machine: first backup is way bigger than total backup size

    This is my first backup. When I first started it about a week ago, it initially said the total was about 94.50GB. After days of letting it do its thing, it FINALLY got there! Here's the thing though - it's still backing up! It's now at 131GB and still going, but doesn't even say out of how much...
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    Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner

    Hello all! Hope you are all doing well. Firstly, I’m fairly clued up on Macs and the differences between Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner 5. My question is about backup and security. I’d like to backup my Mac and an external drive I’m using. I have a 2 TB LaCie drive and a 1 TB WD drive. If...
  4. S

    Backing up external drives on Time Machine

    I’m aware Time Machine can back up external drives, for example one which stores my iTunes library, large video files and documents which I don’t want to keep locally on my MacBook. Time Machine is set to back up my Mac and that external drive to another larger capacity portable drive. Say...
  5. S

    Mac mini: Network time machine to external drive + some quetions.

    Hello everyone, I have a couple of quetions: I’m using a Mac Mini (2010) for my home network (running macOS 10.13 (no never edition) 1) External backup over network I WD 3TB element hard drive plugged up to the Mac Mini, it shows up on the file sharing along with a option to use with Time...
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    HELP!! Restore from Time Machine filled up my HD, now Freeze

    Hope someone can help me. 2 issues.. seem complex to me.. Issue #1: I upgraded to Catalina on my iMac, then decided I wanted to go back to Mojave. I followed instructions to restore from Time Machine. HOWEVER, on 2 occasions it gets about 90% through the restore then stops with error that disk...
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    Time Machine is creating duplicate HD volumes. Is this normal?!

    I am backing up Catalina to an Extended Format external drive. As expected, the new OS now creates three volumes: System, Data and Recovery. So far, so good. What I didn't expect was duplicate System and Recovery volumes being created each time I run a back up. So, for example, I now have...
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    Time Machine can't Read Entire Archive

    I have a 2TB Time Machine HD backing up 165GB from my iMac running Mojave. If I "Enter Time Machine" I see the cascading windows indexed back to 12/29/17 which is when I started Time Machine. But I'm only able to bring up a Finder window from today back to 8/18/19 . . Even though the earlier...
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    What's the Difference Between Time Machine Backups and iOS/iTunes Backups?

    I've never used iTunes to backup an iPhone/iPad (didn't need to till now) but I've always used TM to backup my computer. With TM, I know that if my MacBook is stolen, I can just buy any other Mac computer/laptop (that supports the same macOS version) and I find myself in the exact same spot I...
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    Sierra, High Sierra, Catalina, Time Machine and fixing a disaster

    People, Im stumped after 4 days and need help. While running Sierra, my system was upgraded to the Catalina disaster without my knowledge. The Time Machine backup last done that would save everything was done in Sierra. Of course, I cannot find anywhere a Sierra installer, but I do have one for...
  11. haravikk

    [Time Machine] Inherit Backup: Invalid Target

    I've got myself a new Mac Mini, and while it's now all setup from my old (dead) machine and I'm happy with it, I'm having trouble using my existing backup disk. When I've transferred a backup disk in the past all I've had to do was plug it in, macOS would ask if I want to use it for backup...
  12. ChrisDev

    Time Machine resets when External HD is disconnected and reconnected.

    I had set up Time Machine to backup my MacBook Air on an external HD. It was doing this just fine for a week. I had a week of backed up data, but just yesterday I safely ejected the HD and, today, reconnected it. But now there is only backup data for today and does not go back any further. As if...
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    issues with time machine

    I have an issue with time machine, which I hope someone can help with. I have an old MacBook Air running El Capitan, and on that machine time machine is running without issues on my Synology. I recently got a MacBook Pro on which I am running Catalina. I managed to got time machine to work on...
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    how to restore macOS from older time machine backup

    since my fan starts to run like hell despite I have no special app running for 2 weeks now I wonder if it is a program or driver I installed in the last weeks. So I thought it would be an easy solution to restore my system via time machine to one of my older backups. When I start my MBP...
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    Buying New Macbook Pro and using Time Machine with Old OS Version

    I have a 2010 MBP with Mac OS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) updated as far as it will as I cannot install 10.14 on this old of a Macbook Pro. I have it backed up to Time Machine. I am going to be buying a refurbished 2018 or 2019 MBP which I'm assuming will come with the latest OS (Mojave or...
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    Problems with Time Machine and Chrome update disaster

    I recently had a problem with my iMac not turning on because of the Chrome update. I first tried to reinstall Mojave without restoring it from a Time Machine back up. That didn't work....then I tried to restore the Mac from a Time Machine and it didn't work....it would say 'An error occurred...
  17. jagooch

    Speed up In-Progress Time Machine Backup

    I added a 2 TB drive to my Macbook Pro and started a new ( deleted old TB backup) Time Machine backup while connected to just WiFi. It was going pretty slow so I Plugged in a Thunderbolt to Ethernet Adapter Did the sysctl debug.lowpri\_throttle_enabled=0 command to unthrottle backups. Will...
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    CCC vs TimeMachine vs Manual Backup?

    CCC vs TimeMachine vs Manual Backup? I'm looking for best practices and backup strategies to backup my photos library, music library, and documents folder. Does CCC do incremental backups? Meaning that it will start with a base and incrementally backup only changes similar to Time Machine...
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    New MacBook Pro can't see old Time Machine backups

    I got a new MacBook Pro a couple of weeks ago and the standard setup process gave it the same name (Norris's MacBook Pro) as my old one, which was still running High Sierra. I had been running Time Machine periodically on the old one, making backups to a 3TB Time Capsule. Because almost all the...
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    restoring el capitan to Macbook Air (2018)

    Hi, I made a TM backup of my old macbook pro before it stopped working. It was running on El Capitan with many important apps. If I buy a 2018 Macbook Air (running, presumably, Mojave) can I just start the new Air up, press Cmd-R and restore from old backup? Will my Macbook Air then be running...